As I look ahead to the end of this month, I am rapidly approaching the 7-year mark of being Cancer FREE. Looking in the rearview mirror, I see one long tough road behind me... one that I did not travel alone. The constant love and support from my family and friends throughout that journey is what helped me get to where I am today, and I cannot thank you enough!
This journey was obviously not one that I would have chosen for myself, but for some reason it chose me. The past 7 1/2 years has taught me a lot about myself... For one thing, I am stronger than I ever imagined (even being a Jersey Girl) and for another I have BEST support network of family and friends EVER.
While it is hard to see anything good associated with receiving a cancer diagnosis, I have had a lot of time to reflect on it to see how I could turn this terrible circumstance into something positive. I will be forever grateful to this organization for the research / medical breakthroughs that occurred to provide my doctors with the ability to effectively treat my cancer. Because of that, I am here today and I have made a conscientious decision / personal goal to raise both money and awareness to help others faced with this situation receive similar results.
This year, on April 27th, 2019, my team 'IRISH for a Cure!' will proudly walk in the Susan G Komen Ozark Race for the Cure to celebrate not only my 7-year anniversary of being Cancer-FREE but for anyone else that has had to battle this disease. Please join me and my team ‘IRISH for a Cure!’ in the upcoming Ozark Race for the Cure to help me make a difference.
I had a record year last year when I raised $8,320 thanks to all of you… My goal this year is to BEAT last year’s number, just like I BEAT cancer. I would appreciate it if you would help me achieve that goal… join my team, make a donation, help me fundraise, spread the word… No donation is too small… every little bit helps. Let’s find a cure together so that one day we will live in a world without cancer.
Thank you! Maureen
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